Extra Duty Officers Charged 16 Persons with DUI Last Week
August 20, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Officers paid through a Governor’s Highway Safety Office grant charged 16 persons with DUI last week in the police department’s continuing DUI initiative using extra duty officers. These officers target impaired drivers Thursday 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., and Sunday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. in areas with a propensity for fatal crashes, crime and DUI arrests.
Additionally, the DUI Unit charged 26 persons last week with driving under the influence.
Enhanced visibility on Nashville’s roadways and zero tolerance for impaired drivers are the cornerstones of the police department’s DUI initiative. So far this year, extra duty officers working under the grant have arrested 467 suspected drunk drivers. The DUI Unit has arrested 715 suspected drunk drivers.